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Drop-in at Hawthorn Community House

Drop-in at Hawthorn Community House commenced in 2014 and is a safe space for people experiencing social exclusion to connect with others in their community.

This weekly event is more than a nutritious meal and the chance to interact socially, regular health screening session connect attendees to vital health services and support workers are available to assist participants in accessing services. Long term participants become volunteers and contributors helping to run the event for their peers.

Drop-in is transitioning to a volunteer led model in the near future, and a documentary video is being filmed to highlight this progression.

Organisations: CROP YMCA, Boroondara Community Outreach and the Mental Health Team at Access Health and Community

Contact: Angela Vidic, Health Promotion Practitioner, Access Health & Community

Email: [email protected]